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to survive. the suspects fled in a car but turned up at a hospital where all three were arrested. two of the suspect is are brothers. the other suspect is a juvenile. >> a matter of self-defense. like me, i have a family, i am going to fight back. >> reporter: she works part time at the taco truck. >> you don't know when it will happen. so it happened last night. hopefully it won't happen again. >> reporter: operators of taco trucks told me they are sitting ducks, dealing in cash. most said they have been robbed at gun point, said they just hand over the cash and hope they then don't get shot. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> police still haven't made an
arrest at another shooting at a taco truck. december 30, he was shot and killed. police s.w.a.t. team is surrounding a house and the search for several people involved in a crime in fremont. authorities won't say what the crime was or if arrests have been made. police first closed off the street and surrounded the house after 11:30 a.m. this morning. authorities say two people have come out of the house and have been detained. >> reporter: a man claiming to be a former gang associated testified today in a murder trial. he is charged with shooting and killing a father and two sons. coming up, 9 news reporter rob roth will tell us what the witness said today about the defendant and the three letter word his attorney used to
describe the witness outside the courtroom. the nfl kicked in $200 million loan for the 49ers stadium. 9 news reporter robert handa is live with more. >> reporter: we are that stadium site. as we showed, ground breaking has already taken place and today's action by the nfl have people confident construction will start soon. >> reporter: it is the ground breaking before the official ground breaking. nfl approved a loan for construction costs that is the final piece of finances for the stadium project. $850million loan from banks was approved in december. >> my first thoughts were yea! i jumped up and down. i could hardly believe we got the buy in of the nfl for $150
million and they gave us an extra 50. >> reporter: 49ers ceo jed york said it is the biggest contradiction by the nfl to a single team. >> this is an unprecedented day for the san francisco 49ers and a big vote of confidence from the league. >> reporter: an opposing group says it will continue its effort to put the project back before voters, calling the loan ear responsible. >> marketing. marketing, marketing. that is all i can say. marketing. >> reporter: ats this point the city -- at this point the city plans to move ahead. coming up at 6:00, more on fan reaction and how this effects
san francisco's attempt to keep the team. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. more details on the story. santa clara filed a lawsuit from putting the project back on the ballot. they filed complaint today. leaders vowed league action after voting to deny aneft for another measure. it would have given voters to overturn the loan to the 49ers. the city argues because the project was approved in 2010 it can't be challenged a second time. a court ruled today that videos of san francisco's land mark 2010 same-sex marriage trial will not be made public. they document the trial over proposition 8. organizations and the toecaps who sued to overturn the band petitioned to
have it released. a former prosecutor said the tapes would have gave the public an inside look at the trial. >> i think it would have been interesting for everybody to see the evidence. >> most people never step inside a courtroom. they see 2 minutes on the news about what happens. >> sponsors argued releasing the footage could suggest witnesses to huracement. >> dennis said a 43 society deserves maximum transparency to the full extent and that is why i am disappointed. he said, public trial records, including video, should serve to inform the national debates. washington is one step
closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. >> the state house is expected to pass the bill next week. washington's governor said she will stein it. that would make washington the 7 7th state to legalize same- sex marriage. opponents will file a legal challenge. there are two days before the nevada caucuses. the poll shows mitt romney way ahead of newt gingrich. right now mitt romney is holding a rally in reno. 28 delegates are up for grabs there. it is not a winner take all. earlier today, mitt romney picked up an endorsement from donald trump. they appeared together in las vegas. he said he is the only candidate who is challenging china or trade issues. >> he is tough, smart, sharp. he is not going to allow bad
things to continue to happen to this country that we love. mitt romney, go out and get them. >> both donald trump and mitt romney lashed out at china or its manufacturing and trade practices. >> economy is facing threats from abroad. >> his endorsement was a surprise. there was speculation he would back newt gingrich. newt gingrich wouldn't let go of his remarks yesterday about the pour. he held a rally at a manufacturing plant and commented on mitt romney's statement which he said he is not concerned about the very pour because they have a -- poor because they have a safety net. >> mitt romney and president obama believe a safety net is all the poor need. i don't believe that. what the poor need is a
trampoline so they could spring up. [ cheers and applause ] >> newt gingrich toured the plant that produces delivery trucks and lifters. 9 news reporter ken pritchett is in nevada, covering the caucuses for us. he will have report at 10:00. the job market is showing signs of life. the number of applications for unemployment went down last week. it is down 12,000 from the week before and the lowest in four years. it may be a sign the job picture is improving. they are scheduled to release the january unemployment rate tomorrow. analysts expect the unemployment rate will remain unchanged and that kept stocks mostly flat today. stocks traded in a narrow range all day long. the dow is down 11.05 points to 12,705. the nasdaq was up 11.41 to
2860. the occupy protesters are now on dry ground. they returned to the lake over the weekend but the floating house is now out of the water with police nearby. still unclear if they took it out of the lake or police told them to move. their aim to s to draw attentioning to the homeless problem. osha is looking into a trench collapse that left a man trapped last night. happened about 5:30 p.m. last night. he is a friend of the homeowner who hired him to repair a broken line. he was buried up to his chest by hundreds of pounds of wet, clay-like mud. >> couldn't see his whole body. just his head. they had to give him oxygen to
keep him alive. >> they freed the man last night. he appeared to have minor injuries. inspectors say it could take three months to finish their investigation into another cave in on saturday morning. a trench 12 feet deep collapsed at a construction site for a new home. that ended up killing a man. a carpetter who was working there. 9 news reporter robert handa learned the family plans to file a lawsuit. there were concerned over the rain soaked hillside. officials confirmed today the noreau virus shut down a san francisco school and left dozens of students sick. st. ignatius college preparatory closed yesterday. school remains closed till monday as crews sanitize the
campus. 325 students and 30 teachers are sick. officials expect noreau virus is responsible for two outbreaks at two other schools. we are the first view it go inside facebook after the ipo filing and the artist that stands to gain big. will the record warmth follow us into your friday? i will let you know. going to the bank without going to the bank... that's a step forward. with chase quickdeposit on your smartphone, you just snap a picture, hit send and done. chase quickdeposit. take a step forward and chase what matters. ♪ we just keep on keepin' on ♪ ♪ keep on
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a laid back atmosphere is key to the company. >> reporter: inside facebook you find no indication 24 hours later the company filed for ipo. 2,000 employees lineup for free lunches. upstairs, teams monitor the giant and its content. a rare look inside the company, which unveiled 85% of revenue comes from ads and that is key to future success. >> google years after their ipo is still struggle to break free in another area where they could get more revenue. facebook will make money on things more than advertising. >> reporter: free snacks to free laundry. you won't find many facebook logos. this wall is in effect to
inspire innovation -- is meant to inspire innovation. they have been analyzing the advertisements and don't thing $100 billion evaluation is overstated. >> they are growing faster. more revenue. when they first launched and more profit than google. the $100 billion valuation is conservative. >> reporter: half of the 8 buildings are filled and facebook has plans for more hiring along with more cafes and medical care. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. a 35-year-old graffiti artist could turn into a millionaire because of a mural he painted for facebook. he painted this mural years ago at facebook. he was offered cash or shares
for his work. he thought facebook was ridiculous that time but he took shares and the new york times is reporting the shares could be worth more than $200 million. you could see more of his work on his blog. lawmakers grilled the head of the justice department over fast and furious. ktvu channel 2 news it was meant to monitor the flow of weapons but it let two thousand weapons across the mexico boarder. he demanded the attorney general turnover all records. another lawmaker said he should step down. he fired back. >> i think i have done a pretty good job. have i made mistakes? yes. do i treat members with respect? i hope i do. what you have just done is
disrespectful. >> allowing the guns into mexico was unacceptable and he made changes in personnel to prevent it from happening again. a plan to help former inmates who are returning to civilian life. the chief expects 120 non- violence offenders to return to pallo alto. he says the city will be ready with job training and other work shops. the world's famous groundhog made hits predictions this morning. he saw his own shadow. of course, the appearance of the shadow is enough to foretell 6 more weeks of winter. the event is a tradition since
the late 1800s. feels like winter already left us. let's go over to our chief meteorologist bill martin. feels like april. >> 44 degrees today in scanta rosa -- in santa rosa. >> temperatures above the average. we will hang that way into the weekend. mild, warm temperatures. we go outside, picking out clouds to the north of us. not a big deal. it is not fog. just a few clouds and they will move through the area tonight and tomorrow. santa rosa 74 degrees. 66 vallejo. these are the highs from today. highs tomorrow, about the same. may have not 74 -- maybe not 74. but a really nice day. feels like april or may and it is february. change is coming but not right
away. in the mean time, high clouds over head, enjoy the weather because it is going to be stunning yet again for your friday. the reason for it is this high pressure ridge. high clouds over us. in the pacific, that is a neat looking deal. going over the top. high clouds. there is a system out here now, we will see that in the five- day forecast, it will move in here. brings us rain towards the middle part of next week. there is good news. mean time, back in to the 30s. mid-30s and low 30s. perhaps frost tomorrow morning in some locations. fog shouldn't be an issue. tomorrow morning early, cool overnight lows will impact you. jacket. overnight lows turning into day
time highs. 60s. i don't see 70s on there but lots of 60s. we could pop a 70 somewhere. next 24 hours, beyond that, nice weather. beyond that, next week, rain in the forecast. i am tracking that. when i come back, the five-day forecast and you can see the showers. >> thankthank you. a business named one of the top 500 women owned businesses in the country. police are stepping it up tonight. what they are doing the keep the streets safe from late night partyers. 9 news reporter sal castaneda is live at 5:30.
the fire department plans to buy a new fire engine with a federal grant. they will get a $790,000 from the firefighter's grant program. they say it will improve response times while lowering maintenance cost. a san francisco company that makes electric motorcycles gave the nation's top environmental official a tour of their factory today. >> really, this is a flag ship vehicle for us. >> that is the epa
administrator. their product is a line of electric powered motorcycles. they use clean technology that president obama discussed in his state of the union address. >> we know using less oil is better for the economy, less money that goes into oil. this is a business that is growing up on a motto of helping traditional car companies and other companies meet the challenges of national car standards. >> three participates started it in a garage 5 years ago. they have been creating green jobs ever sense. last year they had 20 employeesployees and now they have 40. the top 500 women owned businesses in the nation. they provide staffing and recruiting services. they put out the list, the company would be among those
honored in connecticut in april. madonna is headed for the super bowl, the biggest performance of her life. [ music playing ] >> madonna will perform that halftime show. today she said it is every girl's dream. she plans to perform three old songs along with her new one. she confessed she is nervous. what the defense attorney called a witness for the prosecution. more late night violence in a city, now more police, why some say that may it motbe enough. -- it may not be enough.
complete bay area news coverage continues, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. testimony today in san francisco in the trial of the suspect accused of gunning down a man and his two sons. on the stand a gang member in prison testifying what he used to do with him. 9 news reporter rob roth is here now with that and the three letter word the attorney used to describe today's witness. >> reporter: a convicted member of the ms-13 gang took the stand and testified he was also a member of that gang. >> reporter: inside this courtroom he described gang rituals and testified they would hunt together for rival gang members. the sig finance for the
prosecution -- >> he has knowledge of the gang and there is an allegation she member. >> reporter: he was the key witness in a separate case where he testified against other gang members. he said he hopes by testifying he will get a lighter sentence for gang activity convictions. outside court his attorney didn't mince words. >> a rat is a rat. >> some of his character to be used as a witness, it is disgusting. >> reporter: he is charged with killing a man and his two sons who were driving home in 2008. the prosecution contends he mistook them for rival gang members. they claim the passenger killed them. he testified he helped initiate him into the gang and the two once got arrested together. quote, we were going to do something with a gun but we got
caught. the defense says he left the gang before they were killed. >> we admitted he was a gang member. he hasn't been a gang member for a number of years. >> reporter: the trial is expected to last two more months. the district attorney is not seeking the death penality. the most he could get is life in prison without patrol. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. robberies on and near the cal campus. 9 robberies since the first of the year. six in one week within four blocks of campus. most have been late at night but a few have been during the day. last week someone hit a woman and robbed her at 4:00 p.m. police are trying to determine if there is a connection between the robberies. >> some of the descriptions are similar. i don't believe this -- all of them were committed by the same
people but there are similarities. >> police increased patrols and plan to put undercover officers in the area. at a prayer breakfast in washington president obama linked his religious faith with his economic policies. he said they guide the decisions as president. he also again called on the wealthy to pay higher taxes. he is willing to give up some of his tax breaks. i think that makes economic sense. for me as a christian it also coincide with jesus' teaching. >> president obama also said he prays every day. sometimes joining friends throughout the day in brief prayer sessions. two days before the nevada caucuses.
mitt romney is ahead of newt gingrich 45% to 25%. let's take you live to reno where mitt romney is holding a town hall rally. let's lissen for a moment. >> -- listen for a moment. >> represent as very different course than the course we need to take. looking abroad, the president is intent on releasing 5 prisoners as a sign of good faith to the taliban. >> you can hear mitt romney attacking president obama as he speaks to what he hopes are his voters. our ken pritchett will be covering the caucuses for us. he will have a report tonight at 10:00. some people say the violence in a downtown area is getting out of hand. 9 news reporter sal castaneda tells us what will be different starting tonight. sal? >> reporter: the police chief
and business owners are inside city hall right now and they are talking about a trend that is disturbing. we got this video, we saw business owners arriving and going in. this all in advance of a new plan to stop the violence. >> reporter: police chief tells ktvu walnut creak will at more police officers on thursday, friday, and saturday nights starting tonight to address the spike sin violence. >> gotten more violent. >> reporter: this video abstained by ktvu show as fight in a parking lot sunday morning. police say nine people were arrested that night. one man was seriously hurt. police records show many are not residents. she lives in downtown walnut creak. she said she has been going out of her way to avoid the street.
>> the city needs to look at what they have, the professionals or do they want the drunks fighting. >> reporter: many are happy about the extra police patrols. >> once you have the presence on the street and they see the police are there, i think it will be a big change. >> reporter: this man thinks adding police may not be enough. >> i don't know if you are taking care of the problem. why are people coming to the bars and clubs from outside the area and not going to bars and clubs in their own area. >> reporter: one bar owner told us she thinks the violence may be overloan and it is safe to come out at night. we also did find out that bar owners and business owners are going to have a meeting on monday at 5:00 that library and they will talk to the public about what they plan to do. sal castaneda, ktvu channel 2
news. police are looking for a suspect in burglaries. investigators say they robbed two business in downtown. the thieves gained access to the businesses through the roof and took cash and equipment. one of the businesses was the grill and we are working to confirm the second business hit. jackie spear wants to know if a national park ranger used excessive force when she tased a man. the man was talking the dogs on sunday. police officials -- park officials say he was in violation of park rules and hit with a taser after he gave a false name and refused orders to remain at the scene. spears is calling for an independent investigator to look into the accident. a soccer riot yesterday
killed 74 people in egypt. they blame police for not preventing the riot. fans attacked supporters of the other. protesters say it was because the fans belong to the group who were the most aggressive of the revolutionaries. survivors of the riot describe it as nightmarish. some of the victims were crushed to death. one police officer is among the
dead. 250 people were injured. more than 45 people were arrested for involvement. a tough job. the person picked to head up the high-speed rail project and the okay he got today. and why returners say sugar is so dangerous it should be reg -- why researchers say sugar is so dangerous it should be regulated. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's
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provisions. the board voted today and gave the high-speed rail job to dan richard. governor jerry brown appointed him to guide a project that has been under fire. estimated costs have doubled to $98 billion. the proposed completion date is 13 years later than planned. farmers say food prices will go up if new child labor rules go into effect. a rule would prohibit teens from doing a variety of labor work. farmers say the law would restrict teens from summer work and cost consumers. >> it would raise costs if we have to create a full-time position. >> we need to make sure the jobs the kids are doing is safe and won't cost them as it has
in some situations their lives. >> it could not effect teens working on their parent's farms. sugar is toxic and should be regulated. a report says it is as dangerous as tobacco and alcohol and responsible for 35 million deaths every year. >> i tried to cut it out of my diet and i crave it. >> we have known it has been bad for a long time. >> one of the researchers says sugar poses such a health risk it require as public health intervention because people won't cut it out on their own. scientists are suggesting a new approach to exercise can
help people with diabetes. till now they were continued to do exercise for 30 minutes a day. researchers found intermintant exercise has a greater positive effect. patients in the study had greater improvement in their blood glucose levels. research shows toddlers who were put under an thesa are -- children who were put under before 3 have twice the raid of adhd. this does not prove it causes adhd but doctors should use extra caution. it is a future home for hundreds of school children in the north bay or maybe not. why the doors may shut before the school even opens. feels like spring out
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store. it is a new school that is costing million offsaddles build but there is a problem and 9 news reporter mike mibach tells us the problem could leave the school without any students. >> reporter: in santa rosa there is energy and excitement. >> we are more than ready and needing a third element school site. >> 7 year plan with a $28 million price tag. come fall. she is the superintendent. >> we are what is called a financial hardship district. the state is fully funding the school. >> reporter: there is a problem and it has to do with this. fast cars on a road with no sidewalk. >> definitely need the sidewalk. >> how is it that they can't find a sidewalk. >> reporter: here is the answer. >> the funding to the city was
no longer available. the city requires streets outside school property to have sidewalks. the superintendent says burbank avenue was slated to have sidewalks built using city redevelopment money, money that went away this week. >> we are in solution mode and we need to get this figured out. >> reporter: the point was to redirect the money to schools. why not use the $28 million? the superintendent says it was ear barked for the -- marked for the buildings. not the sidewalks. here we are. new school with no sidewalk. let the ideas, the fund raising begin. if a half million dollars doesn't filter in the school will be empty. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. teen has been selected to
play at carnying hall in 10 days. this is youtube video of her performing last may. she is a freshman. and she is one of 23 from across the country to play with the honors band on february 12. she made it there quick. she has been playing for 5 years. a new addition to the oakland zoo. it is maggie. he made her debut this morning. look at that. officials say she weighted 80 pounds and 6 feet tall already. she the first female guraff born there in 10 year. >> exciting for us.
>> officials say she arrived at a perfect time. they are hosting a conference next week. >> what could be better right? especially the weather. we broke a few records. >> one record in santa rosa, 74. that is a big number for february. doesn't feel like february. tomorrow will feel like april. today's warmth in february, definitely warmer than you expect. outside, this picture taken today. oakland. what you are looking at is the day time highs. 7-15 degrees above the average today. so a warm day today, thursday. warm day tomorrow, friday. couple degrees cooler tomorrow. overnight lows chilly. fog not an issue. frost in the north bay, northeast bay valleys. sunny for friday.
clouds and sun and the dry weather pattern as we head into the bay area weekend. few more clouds on sunday. tomorrow, high pressure is back. with it sticking around we will stay on the warm side. for the weekend, next week, this system shows up with clouds and then we get showers next week. friday 1:00. mostly clear. saturday 4:00, nice day. sunday, clouds start to increase, 4:00 p.m. see? sunday -- or monday, 5:00 p.m. you see the clouds increasing. you are seeing light scattered showers and rain tuesday morning. lot of this can change. when i look at this, okay, the pattern is breaking up and things are starting to loosen
up. 64 napa tomorrow. beautiful friday. really nice friday. especially in napa. san francisco downtown 63 degrees. on the coast, low 60s. not a lot of fog. no fog. 66 morgan hill. 67 gilroy. if you have plans tomorrow, outside, got work plans outside, whatever, the weather will be fine. there is your five-day forecast, bay area weekend is going to pop up in view. you couldn't ask for a better weather pattern than this. we need rain but we are not going to get it. the dry pattern sticks with us. rain opportunity tuesday, wednesday looks good. >> thank you. stronomers detected a new earth- like planet. it is 22 light years away. the planet is a big one. 4.5 times the size of earth.
it is in the goldilocks zone where temperatures are just right. neither too hot or too cold for water to support life. people in oklahoma and t got a shock -- and texas got a shock. a bright show last night. look to the top left, moving across the sky. they say it got a lot of calls about it. the faa says it was probably a meteor and one scientist says it is about the size of a grain of sand so you never see them. new information coming out of the investigation into a los angeles teacher, the pictures he is accused of taking. plus school children welcomed in the year of the dragon. the party they attended for the
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charnels after a investigation. saying there was not enough evidence to prove the crime. he was fired from his job at the start of the investigation last year. group of children took part in a chinese new year celebration today. [ cheers and applause ] >> how about about that. the kids were thrilled by a magician. mayor jean quan took part in the celebration along with supervisors. one of the highlights of the chinese new year celebration is the parade. the southwest airlines chinese new year parade is february 11. if you can't get there, have a front row seat by watching ktvu. we will air the parade live in hd from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. coming up in 90 seconds.
an attempted robbery of a taco truck ends in a shoot out. we received new surveillance video of the shoot out. and how friendly are all the friends on facebook. the cost and benefits of the largest social network on the web. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. i am julie haener. >> i am frank somerville. >> two would be robbers got more than they bargained for. the toner of the taco truck opened fire. it happened this morning. police say the taco truck owner had just closed and taken off his bullet proof vest when he was approached. 9 news reporter rita williams is live